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Monthly Meetings

  • About the meeting
    The Society meets on the third Tuesday of each month in the Village Day Club room on the RAAFA Memorial Estate, Bull Creek Drive, Bull Creek.

    Click here for directions to the Village Day Club room.

    Meetings commence at 7.30 pm, all are welcome and attendance is free.  Following is a list of speakers scheduled to present with a summary of their topic.

  • August 2024

     Date – Tuesday August 20

    Speaker – Tony Atkinson

    Topic – The battle of Mang Yang Pass. This was the last and bloodiest engagement of the French Indo China War in 1954. Together with Dien Bien Phu, it hastened the French withdrawal from Vietnam.

  • September 2024

    Date – Tuesday September 17

    Speaker – Brendan Cook

    Topic – The Cowra Breakout. On the  5th of August 1944, 1,104 Japanese POW’s staged a mass escape from an Australian POW camp near Cowra NSW.

  • October 2024

    Date – Tuesday October 15

    Speaker – Miles Whittam-Seth

    Topic – The Australian Aircrewmen in the Dambuster Raid.

  • November 2024

    Date – Tuesday November 19

    Speaker – John Simpson

    Topic – John will give a presentation on Duncan John Glasfurd, the great grandfather of John’s sons on their mother’s side. He was a Senior Training Officer at Mena Camp in Egypt, and a Senior Field Officer at Gallipoli. His extensive military service includes Sudan in the late 1900’s and the Somme during WWI.  This will be a top story with a few great twists.